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  • Wednesday, August 27 - Sunday, August 31
    Tomorrow in the Battle
    The return to Stageworks of this profound play; one that deals with sensual yet terrifying exploration of contemporary mores. Wed–Thu 7:30pm, Fri–Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. (8/28, talk-back w/cast and dir.) Phone: 518-822-9667. Email: contact@stageworkshudson.org. Url: http://stageworkshudson.org.

  • Wednesday, August 27 - Friday, August 29
    Cappella FestivaChamber Choir
    Under Artistic Director Christine Howlett, Cappella Festiva will be holding auditions for the Treble Choir (ages 10–17 yrs old) in the Vassar College Chapel. Rehearsals will take place on Mon eve: 5:45–7:15pm. Call or email to sched. audition. Phone: 845-853-7765. Url: http://cappellafestiva.org.

  • Friday, August 29 - Sunday, August 31
    Jazz Weekend
    An eclectic group of artists bring the best of jazz to your ears. $20; Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun 3pm. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, August 30 - Sunday, August 31
    Art Studio Views
    Showcasing the talents of 25 local artists w/studios in Tivoli, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, and Staatsburg. Works in various mediums and styles, all available for purchase. An online map and sponsor list can be downloaded from website. Url: http://artstudioviews.com.

  • Sunday, August 31
    Reception, Save the Endangered Cats
    Reception for Keep Safe Project (Save the Endangered Cats), creative boxes by 20 local artists. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-516-4435. Email: betsyjacaruso@gmail.com. Url: http://betsyjacarusoartist.com .

  • Sunday, August 31
    WWI & the End of the Gilded Age
    Ninety-minute tour to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. Starts at 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Monday, September 1
    Mad Dash Race
    5K run/walk starts 8:30am; 10K run 9:15am. Starts at Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck. Phone: 845-876-3533. Email: rhinebeck.episcopal@gmail.com. Url: http://rhinebeck-episcopal.org.

  • Wednesday, September 3
    "Death and Donuts"
    Gather for discussion about death and dying in a safe open forum, inspired by the good work of the "Death Cafe" movement. Led by Pastor Will Starkweather. Phone: 845-876-8180. Url: http://rhinebecklutheran.org.

  • Thursday, September 4
    18th Annual "Fall for Art"
    Juried art show/sale & cocktail reception. 6–9pm. $45/$40 in advance. Benefit for Jewish Federation of Ulster Cty. Phone: 845-338-8131. Email: info@fallforart.org. Url: http://fallforart.org .

  • Thursday, September 4
    Pot Luck Dinner
    Bring a dish and get to know the Rhinebeck Grange. Bring a canned good to support local food pantries. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-876-5738. Email: CSProductions@aol.com.

  • Friday, September 5 - Sunday, September 7
    Grease
    Castaway Players Theatre Co. & in The CENTER stage this upbeat & beloved American musical. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $26/$24. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, September 5
    Harvest Moon Stroll
    Join educator Fran Martino & enjoy the almost-full moon from the top of the hill cherished by landscape artist Frederic Church. Register by 9/4. All ages. $5. 8–9:30pm. Phone: 518-828-1872 x109. Email: shasbrook@olana.org. Url: http://olana.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Classical and Tango Evening
    Launch of new Classics on Hudson series featuring violinist Helena Baillie and guitarist Alexander Henry. 6–9pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    "Local Color" Art Opening
    Paintings by Sally Lyon and Rosemary Hanson. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-876-6670. Url: http://montgomeryrow.com.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Essential Moments Opening
    Opening reception for exhibit of works by award-winning Hudson Valley photographer B. Doktor. 5–8pm. Phone: 845-331-5300. Email: communications@lgbtqcenter.org. Url: http://LGBTQCenter.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Battle of the Books
    Trivia competition with 300 student competitors, grades 6–9 from more than 20 mid-Hudson libraries. 9:30am–2pm. Free. Phone: 518-822-2027. Email: kovler@sunycgcc.edu. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Age & Beauty: Part 2
    Open rehearsal for award winning choreographer Miguel Guttierrez's tragicomic dance meditation on middle age, youthful hopefulness, and the politics of queer performance. 2pm. Free; reservations required. Suitable for ages 18 and up. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Watercolor & Words Opening
    Opening reception for exhibit of works by students in oncology support program at Kingston's Reuner Cancer Support House. The show's focus is on the beauty of the natural world of flowers and plants. Phone: 845-876-4030. Email: starrdirector@starrlibrary.org. Url: http://starrlibrary.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Iceboating Art Show
    A fundraiser from 5:30 to 9pm. $10 at door. Phone: 845-876-2903. Email: mortonrhinecliff@gmail.com. Url: http://morton.rhineclifff.lib.ny.us.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Aerodrome Fundraiser
    Fundraising dinner during Mid-Hudson Radio Control Society’s RC Jamboree weekend. Classic outdoor grill menu; reservations rec'd. $30. At 5pm. Phone: 845-752-3200. Email: info@oldrhinebeck.org. Url: http://oldrhinebeck.org.

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Collaborative, strength-based psychological services. Services offered include family, couples, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy, women’s groups, and clinical supervision. Approved Supervisor, AAMFT.

6402 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck
845-453-0457

For a unique collaboration of your nature and mother nature. We offer full services of design/build of landscapes, including stone work. We will create a low-maintenance, timeless aesthetic solution to your landscaping needs. Completely insured, references available upon request. BBB member, A+ rated.

845-758-4088

The 18th annual Fall for Art juried art show and cocktail reception, presented by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, features more than two dozen outstanding area artists representing diverse media. It takes place Thursday, September 4 from 6 to 9pm at Kingston’s Wiltwyck Golf Club. Proceeds support scholarships to local high school art student competition winners as well as humanitarian causes locally, in Israel and throughout the world. For information and tickets, please visit the website or call.

Kingston
845-338-8131

Our company has ranked 8th in dollar sales for 2 years in a row out of 150 companies belonging to the Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service. Our offices, located in Millbrook and Rhinebeck, specialize in country and village properties in Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

51-3 East Market St, Rhinebeck
845-876-6676

An architectural firm founded in 1971 with offices in Dutchess County and New York City, providing contemporary, award-winning site-specific residential designs: new houses, additions, renovations and interiors. See our website and/or call for brochure.

116 West 72 St. 16th floor, New York

Tradition, pride, experience, and the finest ingredients combine to bring the best of old Mexico to your table. Our menu is packed with classic Mexican dishes we create from scratch. From delicious appetizers to tasty salads, inspired entrees to decadent desserts, your meal will be one of a kind. Don't forget to order a Margarita at the bar or with your dinner. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to offer suggestions or answer questions. We hope you walk in a stranger and leave a friend. Gracias Amigos!

7483 S. Broadway, Red Hook
845-835-8207

Quatrefoil...Stewardship for your property. We are a residential building and design firm specializing in the restoration and renovation of historic homes. Reach us at:

845-773-9234

Vintage Five & Dime with a special Knitting Shop. Carrying various yarns and supplies. Toys, household needs, crafts and so much more.

13 East Market St. , Rhinebeck
845-876-3206

Mette Coleman is a New York State–licensed physical therapist who has been practicing physical therapy and Pilates for more than 20 years. Mette Coleman has extensive clinical experience and advanced formalized training in soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions. Mette Coleman treats a diverse population in her practice ranging from performing artists, chronic pain patients and athletes. By appointment only.

6423 Montgomery St. Suite 17A, Rhinebeck
845-876-3220

The place to fill all your outdoors needs: fertilizers, feed, fencing, lawn, garden, & farm supplies, shavings, pet food & supplies, lime, bedding, straw, bird seed, feeders & birdhouses, clothing.

68 Firehouse Ln., Red Hook
845-876-1559

An elegant rustic hideaway and working horse farm (with two donkeys!) on 40 acres. Sweeping pastoral views, rooms with fireplaces and jacuzzis, woodland walking trails, private decks, and great hospitality. All private baths and A/C. Farm-to-table breakfasts and dessert table complimentary with your stay. Weekday discounts for seniors.

52 Pells Rd., Rhinebeck
845-876-6838

Specializing in non-chemical treatment of water and bacterial elimination. Drinking water and municipal treatment available. Commercial and residential treatment available. Rentals and financing plans offered. The standard of excellence in water treatment since 1973.

1888 Rt. 9W, PO Box 239, Lake Katrine
845-876-4489 or 845-336-4353

"Destination Restaurant" by Culinary Institute of America. Four and 1/2 stars from the Poughkeepsie Journal & "Best Sushi in the Hudson Valley" — Zagat's. Tucked in the heart of Rhinebeck, Osaka has been the go-to-sushi restaurant for 18 years. Chefs work in rhythm to craft sushi, sashimi, and rolls from a vividly bright palette of salmon, tuna, yellowtail, squid, uni, and other varieties of fish. For diners looking to take a break from the raw dishes, Osaka serves a variety of tempura, teriyaki, hibachi, and noodle bowl dinners. Eat-in or take-out.

22 Garden St. , Rhinebeck
845-876-7338

Vicki L. Haak, CFP®, Financial Advisor—Personal financial planning, including planning for risk protection, taxes, retirement, estate preservation investments and asset allocation.

30 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-1157

Rhinebeck Bank, a community bank with 11 branches conveniently located throughout the mid-Hudson Valley, offers a full line of personal and commercial banking products. Insurance and investments are also available through Brinckerhoff & Neuville and New Horizons Asset Management Group. For more information call 845-454-8555, option 3, or visit them at our website. Rhinebeck Bank also features complimentary gallery space for BACA artists at their Beacon Branch and gallery space for their customers at their Rhinebeck Branch.

Located in Rhinebeck and throughout the mid-Hudson Valley
845-454-4555

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